The true story of a young teenager, living her life in a confined space, hiding from the Gestapo in Nazi-occupied Holland, coming to terms with how she would like to grow up and her hopes for the future and dealing with her first love for Peter, is renowned. The Diary of Anne Frank brings to this story Frid's emotive score with "the warmth of Alban Berg with the restraint of Kurt Weil" (Andrew Synnott, conductor).

Accompanying the opera will be an interview with 95-year-old composer, Grigory Frid, filmed in his home in Moscow, speaking of his personal experiences from the impact of the Russian Revolution on his family, through Stalin and WWII, to Communism and his first reading of Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl in 1960 and his decision that it must become an opera.